2021-03-02 Net Minutes


Check-ins (27)

  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • James Rosser (AA5W)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Band report: Hopefully you’ve been hearing and working some rare ones
    • Heard a station in North Macedonia, but net well enough to work
    • Worked a station on the island of Madeira
    • Propagation and conditions continue to be variable
  • Get on the air:
    • ARRL International DX Contest, SSB 2021-03-06 and 2021-03-07
    • Novice Rig Roundup 2021-03-06 through 2021-03-14

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Field Day
    • Locked in for Brian Bachmann Park
    • 2021-06-26 and 2021-06-27
    • Collect items to donate for door prizes

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Short on time tonight; midterm exam tomorrow and need to study
    • Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers! 🙂
  • Officers and KI5GDX, Please send me any notes you jot down
    • I’ll get the minutes sent out a little later than usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Balance as of 2021-01-31: $5821.09
  • Income from dues: $165
  • No disbursements
  • Balance as of 2021-02-28: $5986.09
  • There have been 39 renewals so far this year
    • versus 59 from last year

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What radio hobby magazines or journals do you read (print or online)?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Brazos County ARES Net this evening on KD5DLW
    • 20:30 or at conclusion of W5BCS net, whichever is later
    • Everyone is welcome!

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Magazines
    • QST
    • CQ Amateur Radio
    • Nuts and Volts
    • Elektro

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Good magazine for beginners: On the Air from ARRL

Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)

  • Second recommendation for On the Air
    • very readable
    • lots of variety
    • excellent resource

Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)

  • Nuts and Volts now has a regular amateur radio column
  • Make magazine has lots of good technology articles

David R. Cook (KI5GDX)

  • Additional recommendations for Nuts and Volts and Make magazines
  • Also, hackaday.com

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